ASUSTOR AS-602T NAS Hands-On

ASUSTOR AS-602T NAS Hands-On

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ASUSTOR recently entered the NAS market, and they were nice enough to send one of their 2 bay units, the AS-602T, for a review.  Here is the initial installation and my first impressions!

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ASUSTOR recently entered the NAS market, and they were nice enough to send one of their 2 bay units, the AS-602T, for a review.  First, a little background on ASUSTOR:

About ASUSTOR

Founded in 2011, ASUSTOR Inc. is a leading innovator and provider of private cloud storage (network attached storage) and video surveillance (network video recorder) solutions. We are devoted to providing the world with unparalleled user experiences and the most complete set of network storage solutions possible.

Based out of Tapei, Taiwan, ASUStor is a division of ASUS.  They are relatively new to the NAS scene and we told you about their new NAS firmware  and new 6 bay units here.

ASUSTOR was nice enough to send on a 2 bay unit for me to review, the AS-602T model.  Here is some information on that model:

AS-602T

The ultimate hub for your digital entertainment lifestyle

The AS-602T features dual gigabit Ethernet ports making it a reliable storage server and a must-have for your digital home entertainment

  • Superior personal cloud storage space
  • Diverse array of apps for multimedia and digital home entertainment
  • 24/7 round-the-clock download assistant
  • Your complete backup solution
  • Support for a multitude of mobile apps
  • Designed for energy efficiency and quiet operation

 

Here are some of the specifications:

Hardware & Packaging

Hardware Specifications

  • CPU: Intel® Atom™ 2.13 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Memory: 1GB SO-DIMM DDR3 (Expandable. Max. 3GB)
  • HDD: 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA II/ III x 2¹
  • Expansion: USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 4, eSATA x 2
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet x 2
  • Output: HDMI x 1
  • System Fan: 70mm x 1
  • Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Certification: FCC, CE, VCCI, BSMI, C-TICK

Operation

  • Power Consumption: 23.5W (Operation); 19W (Disk Hibernation); 1.4W (Sleep Mode)
  • Noise Level: 21.3 dB(A)
  • Operation Temperature: 5°C~35°C (40°F~95°F)
  • Humidity: 5% to 95% RH

Eco-Friendly Design

  • System Sleep Mode (S3)
  • Auto-Standby for Both Internal and External Disks
  • Auto Fan Control
  • LED Night Mode
  • Power Schedule: On, Off, Restart, and Sleep

Size and Weight

  • Size: 163.5(H) x 108(W) x 230(D) mm
  • Weight: 2.1 kg / 4.63 lb

And now onto the installation!

Installation

Insert the CD that came in the NAS box and click on Auto-Run. You’ll get the following screen, where you will want to click Start.

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The program will ask for permission to install the software on the NAS. Click on OK.

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Choose the language. The wizard starts; click Next. Then accept the license agreement.

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Accept the location information for the Control Center on your PC. Click Next.

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Determine if you want a desktop icon or not. Click Next.

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Review your installation options; if OK, click on Install. If not, click Back and make changes. I clicked Install.

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Setup completes; click Finish to close the installer and to open the Control Center.

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  • Recallmemo

    Thanks for the comprehensive intro. The user interface looks exactly like iPhone, neat and easy! And the overwhelming apps are even more like App Store. I love the scalability and ease of use in the Asustor design.

    • http://twitter.com/jam3ohio Jim McCarthy

      My pleasure! The UI is really easy to use. Stay tuned for some more articles as I have been playing with apps on this item…

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